Silver Cross Hospital

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Silver Cross Hospital was Awarded 5 stars for Safety, Quality and Patient Satisfaction from CMS: What Does that Mean for You?  



What is the CMS Hospital Compare overall rating?
The overall rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) summarizes up to 57 quality measures on their Hospital Compare tool reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. Hospitals may perform more complex services or procedures not reflected in the measures on Hospital Compare. The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S. The overall rating ranges from one to five stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures. The most common overall rating is 3 stars. Only 9% of all hospitals in the nation have earned 5 Stars for Safety, Quality and Patient Satisfaction from CMS in 2017. And Silver Cross is one of only 20 hospitals in Illinois to receive this top honor.

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Where does the CMS Hospital Compare overall rating come from?
Hospitals report data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that runs the Medicare program, through the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program.  The Hospital Compare overall rating includes up to 57 of these measures in the overall rating calculation. 

Do the overall rating and the measures on Hospital Compare include all patients treated at the hospital or just Medicare patients?
Some of the measures used to calculate the overall rating are based only on data from Medicare patients and some are based on data from all patients. The claims-based measures, which include the mortality, readmission, complications, PSI-90, and imaging efficiency measures, are calculated using Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) hospital claims data only. The process of care, healthcare-associated infection (HAI), and HCAHPS Survey measures include data from all payers.

How can I use the CMS Hospital Compare overall rating?
Choosing a hospital is a complex and personal decision that reflects individual needs and preferences. In an emergency, you should go to the nearest hospital, but when you are able to plan ahead, the CMS Hospital Compare overall rating tool can provide a starting point for comparing a hospital to others locally and nationwide. Along with the overall rating, Hospital Compare includes information on many important aspects of quality, such as rates of infection and complications and patients’ experiences, based on survey results.

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.